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    Highrise, the NFB collaborative documentary about vertical living around the world.



    • judith aston

      Highrise: An Emmy-winning, multi-year, many-media, collaborative documentary experiment at the National Film Board of Canada, that explores vertical living around the world. Brilliant transmedia documentary making from the second to none, Cat Cizek.

    • The Other Way Works

      Highrise - an interactive documentary Gives a glimpse of life around the world.

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      A Short History of the Highrise - great interactive documentary from Roman times to the present.

    • Jake Vaughan Another documentary from the NFB of Canada exploring the history of the modern multistory apartment buildings or "highrises'. Using video to tell the bones of the story and interactive click and drag interface to further explore the separate themes from each video, giving the user an extremely detailed look into the history and development of the highrise in the years they have been created.

    • Jérémie Gentais

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